‘Progress by little steps’ for MotoGP team owner Gresini

The latest update on the condition of MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini describes continued progress, ‘albeit by little steps’. The 59-old Italian, who contracted Covid in late December, remains on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of the Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi hospital in Bologna, where he has been since December 30. Doctor Nicola … Read more ‘Progress by little steps’ for MotoGP team owner Gresini

Honda adds protege Ryo Mizuno to 2021 BSB line-up with Irwin

Honda has confirmed it will head into the 2021 British Superbike Championship with a revised rider line-up with Ryo Mizuno set to make his debut for the manufacturer alongside the retained Glenn Irwin. The Japanese manufacturer bounced right to form in 2020 with the launch of the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, with Andrew Irwin leading … Read more Honda adds protege Ryo Mizuno to 2021 BSB line-up with Irwin

Sainz ramps up work on Ferrari simulator ahead of 2021 F1 season

Carlos Sainz is set to have his first run on Ferrari’s simulator as he ramps up preparations ahead of the upcoming 2021 Formula 1 season. Having made the switch from McLaren over the winter to partner Charles Leclerc at Ferrari, Sainz has now properly begun work with his new team at the Scuderia’s Maranello headquarters. … Read more Sainz ramps up work on Ferrari simulator ahead of 2021 F1 season

Neuville splits with long-term co-driver Gilsoul ahead of 2021 WRC campaign

Thierry Neuville has split from long-term co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul one week before the start of the 2021 World Rally Championship season. Hyundai i20 WRC driver Neuville has entered next week’s shortened Rally Monte Carlo with Martijn Wydaeghe in the navigator’s seat. However, it has yet to be confirmed by Neuville or Hyundai Motorsport whether Wydaeghe’s … Read more Neuville splits with long-term co-driver Gilsoul ahead of 2021 WRC campaign

Smiley faces second season with Excelr8 Hyundai BTCC team

British Touring Car Championship race winner Chris Smiley is to remain with the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai squad for a second season in 2021. The Northern Irishman gave the Excelr8-run Hyundai i30 N a reversed-grid second place on its debut race weekend at Donington Park last season, and forms part of an expanded four-car line-up for … Read more Smiley faces second season with Excelr8 Hyundai BTCC team

Toyota uncertain WEC opener will go ahead as pandemic escalates

Toyota has expressed doubts that the opening round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship scheduled for Sebring in March will go ahead in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Leupen, team director at Toyota’s WEC squad, described the 1000 miles of Sebring fixture on March 19 as looking “uncertain or very uncertain for … Read more Toyota uncertain WEC opener will go ahead as pandemic escalates

Red Bull junior Edgar joins Carlin for 2021 F3 graduation

Red Bull junior and newly crowned ADAC Formula 4 champion Jonny Edgar will graduate to the FIA Formula 3 Championship this year with Carlin. The 16-year-old Briton’s move to F3 comes after a 2020 in which he recorded six wins, five pole positions and 11 podium finishes for Van Amersfoort Racing to pip team-mate and … Read more Red Bull junior Edgar joins Carlin for 2021 F3 graduation

Peterhansel wins 2021 Dakar Rally title, Sainz wins final stage

Stephane Peterhansel has secured a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally title after winning the 2021 edition of the event in Saudi Arabia, as Carlos Sainz won the final stage. Peterhansel grabbed the lead after the second of the 12 stages and never surrendered it thereafter, eventually claiming victory by 14m51s from the factory Toyota of Nasser … Read more Peterhansel wins 2021 Dakar Rally title, Sainz wins final stage

Red Bull F1 juniors Lawson and Vips to race for Hitech in F2

Red Bull Formula 1 juniors Liam Lawson and Juri Vips have been signed by Hitech Grand Prix to contest the upcoming 2021 Formula 2 season. The announcement confirms Vips’ expected full-time F2 switch for 2021 after he made six appearances in the category last year as Sean Gelael’s replacement at DAMS. Vips had been set … Read more Red Bull F1 juniors Lawson and Vips to race for Hitech in F2

Toyota first manufacturer to unveil new Le Mans Hypercar for WEC 2021

Toyota has officially unveiled its all-new Le Mans Hypercar that will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship. Following 18 months of development at the team’s headquarters in Cologne and powertrain facility at Higashi-Fuji, Toyota took the wraps off its GR010 HYBRID featuring a new twin-turbo V6 engine on Thursday, becoming the first manufacturer … Read more Toyota first manufacturer to unveil new Le Mans Hypercar for WEC 2021